Monday, May 31, 2010

Protest At BP Gas Station In Clearwater

Road Trip to Ybor City

Insanity can be defined as doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. Roxanne and I love photography, but lately we’ve been visiting a lot of the same areas. We are trying different techniques, but felt we needed to visit a place that was the polar opposite of the places we’d be shooting to get some inspiration and a change of pace. Therefore we decided to take a road trip to Ybor City.

Ybor City, In The Middle Of 7th Avenue

Perrygrl's Photostream

Dick Cheney's Katrina

Israeli Savages Stormed Aid Flotilla

Israeli naval commandos stormed a flotilla of ships carrying aid and hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists to the blockaded Gaza Strip on Monday, killing nine passengers in a botched raid that provoked international outrage and a diplomatic

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Raging Grannies Oil Spill Protest: "BP, You Suck!"

South Florida Raging Grannies protest the BP Gulf Oil Spill mess in this biting and darkly funny new song parody, "BP's Frigging' Drillin' Rigs".

A Dispiriting Summer Of Oil

There is still a hole in the Earth,
Crude oil is still spewing from it and there is still, excruciatingly, no end in sight. After trying and trying again, one of the world's largest corporations, backed and pushed by the world's most powerful government, can't stop the runaway
"BP has been making it up as they go along the whole way. They have not been prepared. They do not know for sure what the result is going to be of anything which they are doing,
I have no confidence whatsoever in BP."......Rep. Edward Markey

Tampa Bay Bike Co-op

Want to learn how to fix your own bike? Check out the Tampa Bay Bike Co-Op for a less expensive and more unique experience.

Green Party: Anita Stewart

For Hillsborough County Soil and Water Conservation Board

Ghost Hunters - The Cuban Club Reveal

Ybor City

Friends Of Stogie

In Tampa

Biologists Worry About Oil Spill’s Effects On Nesting Sea Turtles

With the oil spill casting a shadow of danger, turtles begin making nests. Wildlife officials are cautiously waiting to see what impact the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will have on sea turtles as their nesting season gets under

HART Named The Best Transit Agency in North America!

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA), awarded Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) with being the Outstanding Public Transit System of the Year for

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Dennis Hopper

May 17, 1936 – May 29, 2010

Brad Pitt For President

His Platform? Legalizing Marijuana
Is President Obama going to turn the White House over… to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie? He just might, according to preposterous rumors floated by Showbiz Spy and
He's got my vote!

Tampa To Work On Boosting Ties To Cuba

Saying it will boost the city's economy, the City Council on Thursday agreed to bring together local and national officials to work on a plan for improving Tampa's relations with

Friday, May 28, 2010

Tampa Bay Living Green Expo

Saturday and Sunday, June 5-6
At The Historic St. Petersburg Coliseum Mirror Lake Complex

Political Intent

Charlie Crist flips on his 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' position

Captain Duck Is Suing British Petroleum

Saying the oil company giant is responsible for his small charter boat business losing tourist customers in Key West. Michael J. Burge, who goes by the nickname Captain Duck, said it's the "perception" that has cost him significant snorkeling, diving, fishing and dolphin encounter business over the past few

BP, Oil, and My Beautiful Florida

Florida waters filled with oil, sludge, and tar balls is something I simply can not forgive. For me, there is insufficient punishment for allowing something like this to

Special Event With Kevin Beckner & Steve Kornell

Thursday, June 3rd - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Thursday, May 27, 2010

What BP Does Not Want You To See

ABC News went underwater in the Gulf with Philippe Cousteau Jr., grandson of famous explorer Jacques Cousteau, and he described what he saw as "one of the most horrible things I’ve ever seen underwater." Please share this widely -- every American should see what's happening under the surface in the Gulf

Urge President Obama

To Permanently End His Push For New Offshore Drilling.
Sign The Petition

Progress Florida Has Launched A New Website.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Robert And Ariele


USA: Land Of The Brain Dead

52 Percent Of Registered Voters Still Support Offshore Drilling.

Seize BP Campaign

Sign The Petition

Oil "Spill": Conspiracy or Just Convenient?

The Truther Girls

Evacuate Florida!

What Have These Monsters Done To Us!
Look What They Have Done To Our Home!

Friends Of Stogie

In Tampa

US Rig Inspectors Received Gifts From Oil Companies

The federal agency overseeing offshore oil and natural-gas exploration in the Gulf of Mexico has been cited again for "ethical lapses" that included allowing rig inspectors and others to receive gifts from oil companies. The lapses are outlined in new report from the Inspector General's Office of the Interior
Drill Baby, Drill.

BP Oil Spill Cover Up By The U.S. Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Motto Is
“Semper Paratus,” Latin for “Always Ready” or “Always Prepared.”
In the case of BP’s Gulf oil disaster, the Coast Guard is apparently always prepared to prevent the media from covering Louisiana’s oil-soaked Gulf shoreline. CBS journalists were threatened with arrest by BP contractors and the Coast Guard when they attempted to film the

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Positively Tampa Bay: Go Red for Women

The American Heart and Stroke Associations have partnered again for the Go Red for Women campaign.

Plans To Evacuate Tampa Bay Area

Incredible amounts of Benzene are being released into the atmosphere and is a clear and present danger not only for the old and people with respiratory problems but the general Gulf population as a whole. Plans to evacuate the Tampa Bay area are expected to be announced in the coming days as FEMA prepares for what is now being called the worst oil disaster in the history of the
Drill Baby, Drill.

Google Supports Big Cat Rescue in Tampa

140 Florida nonprofits benefited from Google Grants, Google's in-kind donation program awarding free AdWords advertising, including Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Birth Defect Research for Children Inc. in Celebration, Food for the Poor in Coconut Creek and the National Alliance for Youth Sports in West Palm

Polk Lit Drop for Doug Tudor

Saturday, May 29, 2010, 9:00am - 11:00am
Dunkin Donuts, 1111 Bartow Road, Lakeland

The Temple Terrace Family Recreation Complex

We all know teenagers can get a little rowdy, but a Hillsborough County mother was stunned when she was told she'd have to hire a police officer to watch over her 13-year-old daughter's birthday

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

2010 Tampa Bay African Liberation Day Celebration

Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 6:00pm
The Good Luck Cafe
1910 E. 7th Ave. In Ybor City

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Stogie Recommends

The Great Debaters
Is a 2007 American biopic period drama film directed by and starring two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington and produced by Oprah Winfrey. The film co-stars Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise, Denzel Washington, Nate Parker, Denzel Whitaker, Gina Ravera, Jermaine Williams and Jurnee Smollett.

Oil Seeps Into Gulf Wetlands

Anger grew along the Gulf Coast as an ooze of oil washed into delicate coastal wetlands in Louisiana, with many wondering how to clean up the monthlong
Drill Baby, Drill!

Former Black Panther To Speak In Ybor City

Harold Taylor

On Tuesday night, May 25, will be in Ybor City, giving the keynote address at the inaugural 2010 Tampa Bay African Liberation Day

Ybor City

Marc Buehler's Photostream

Homeless Helping Homeless


Welcome To Tampa

Expect Delays

Mickey's Retirement Party

Farewell JCI
At Apadana Pub In Tampa
Click On Pics To Enlarge

Thursday, May 20, 2010

We're Talking Football Here! Priorities, People!

Back in 1996, after a hard-fought campaign right down to the pro-tax bumper stickers, citizens gave a thumbs-up to a half-cent sales tax that would in part fund new digs for the Bucs. Fast forward to last week, when after a spirited public hearing, Hillsborough commissioners voted 5-2 to let residents say yea or nay to a penny tax for rail, roads and buses in
Even some of rail's biggest cheerleaders worry this won't pass. Which would mean a majority of us were willing to pay for a nice place to watch football, but not for an all-out transformation of how we get around here. Or more accurately, how we don't.

Tampa Cigar Workers: A Pictorial History


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Ybor City: Cigars in the US

In our ongoing effort to educate your mushy brains about cigar history, here’s something even I didn’t know until I recently ran across

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Beef Stew
With Yellow Rice And Yuca
$5.95.......At 40th Street Restaurant In Tampa

How Much Was Your Last Value Meal? Eat Local!

Kendrick Meek: "Florida is Open for Business"

Kendrick encourages tourists to visit Florida and support local businesses during a special order hour on the House floor on the oil spill and Florida's economy, declaring "Florida is open for business."

What Rambo Taught Us About Afghanistan

If I Could Add One War Movie To The White House Movie Theater Collection, It'd Be
Rambo: First Blood Part III.
You know there won't be a victory. Every day your war machines lose ground to a bunch of poorly-armed, poorly-equipped freedom fighters. The fact is that you underestimated your competition. If you'd studied your history you'd know that these people never given up to anyone. They'd rather die than be slaves to an invading army.......Colonel Trautman

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tampa Bay OddCon

Tampa B.I.T.Es
The Masquerade 3.0 Live Action Role Playing group that twists its plot and bears its fangs Sundays at the University of South Florida. Starting at Sundown on Friday, the Tampa Bay OddCon is pleased to host 24 Hours of Non-stop LARPing action run by head game master Doug Ellis.......more

Lingerie Show In Tampa

Southern Smoke TV captures the sexiest ladies and men in Tampa.

Loop Current Poses Oil-Spill Threat To Florida Keys

Now that the giant oil slick in the Gulf appears to be entering a Loop Current likely to carry polluted water to the Atlantic, the world has learned that offshore spills pose widespread threats far beyond a damaged

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Meet Jeff Greene: Florida's Eddie Haskell

Billionaire Jeff Greene, a speculator who made his money by helping to cause the economic collapse that hurt so many Floridians, is trying to buy a U.S. Senate seat. He is willing to say, do and spend anything to get it.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bluegrass Parlor Band

Was formed over 20 years ago as an offshot of the Bluegrass Parlor in Tampa. Tom Henderson owned the Bluegrass Parlor at the time and was already well established in the Florida bluegrass scene through his work with 'The Friends of Bluegrass' as well as through his local and syndicated radio shows.. Not long after opening the store, he formed the Bluegrass Parlor Band to help give talented young musicians experience playing in a professional